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Gender & Sexual Diversity Workshop for Doulas and Birthworkers (YYC)

  • red community midwives 2632 24 Street Southwest Calgary, AB, T2T 5H9 Canada (map)

Do you support families during the perinatal period? Would you like to ensure you are offering sensitive and inclusive care to all families?

Tharseo is partnership with Five Elements Birth Services for an informative workshop on diversity and inclusivity.

“Empathy is the capacity to think and feel oneself into the inner life of another person.” - Heinz Kohut

This workshop will introduce you to the barriers that LGBTQIA2S folks experience when navigating the health care system, with a focus on perinatal care. 

You will learn about:
~ definitions of gender and sexual diversity
~ inclusive language and why it matters
~ the realities many folks face when trying to access inclusive care providers and services
~ how you as a doula and birthworker may better support your LGBTQIA2S clients with local resources

If you are a birth or postpartum doula, birth or newborn photographer, childbirth educator, offer lactation support, encapsulate placentas, are an L&D nurse, OB/GYN, or midwife, or otherwise work in the field of pregnancy, birth, or postpartum care, this workshop will be of benefit to you and your clients.

**DONA International contact hours are pending for this workshop**

There is ample free parking at the venue. Gender neutral washrooms on-site. Coffee, tea, water, and light snacks will be provided.

Registration is $100/person*

*Registrations are final and non-refundable. However, if you are no longer able to attend the event, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another person. Please contact

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